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On with the projects!
Our theme this month is perfect – watercoloring!
This is not one of my stronger areas in card making so it was fun to be challenged with this.
I went with patriotic colors again creating these –
Of course, a festive 4th card! I used the Happy Birthday Thinlits and just cut them apart! Paired nicely with the Large Numbers Framelits.
And believe it or not, people have birthday on July 4 as well! Lol! I went with a birthday card too also using the Happy Birthday Thinlits!I created the watercolor background easily. This is a fool-proof method.
I placed the watercolor paper on paper towels. I dampened it with a spray bottle of water. I took a clear block and smeared it the ink pad and partially ran it across the wet paper. I cleaned the block and repeated the step in a different ink pad color over the uninked area of the wet watercolor paper . The excess water and coloring that pooled on the edge, I gently wiped off. I let it dry then completed my cards.
Pretty stunning, right? This method made bold watercolor images once dried. I did try a few different techniques.
Before heading over to talented, Mary and her watercoloring, leave me a comment. You know, I’ve got blog candy for a lucky person!!!
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- Other – Watercolor Paper
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Lynne Didrikson says
I love the Happy Birthday die and what a great way to say the 4th
It was creative! Nice balance with the bold watercoloring.
Kate Stockman says
Great card for a July 4th Birthday! Love this Birthday die.
Thank you, Kate!
Beautiful cards! I love the theme for the 4th of July. The watercoloring really enhances the colors. 😊
I’ll admit – the watercoloring was a bit bold – but it worked well here!
Vicky Blackwell says
Ok now that’s complete genius!!! I would never have thought to use the Happy and “th” together with the large number thinlit!!!! Pure genius and I must do this today. LOVE
I love these big words – SO great to create ‘new’ shorter words from the long words! Try it. It’s really fun!
Tammy Rouhselang Fletcher says
Michelle Clarke says
I love how you used the Birthday framelit for the 4th! Brilliant! Great cards Libby!
Thank you Michelle! I always work well with a theme!
Thanks for the watercolor tip! I need all the help I can get with watercolors. Looks like you aced it!
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Glad you liked it – perhaps we can do this at our next Card Buffet!
melanie morris says
Great idea – love the HB thinlit! Great cards
Thanks for stopping by to leave a comment Melanie!
Ann Marie Larrick says
Aren’t you the clever one, making you of your tools in such a creative way. Love the bling, too!
It was sooo fun Ann Marie! Try it!
Kate Harrington says
Thanks for the red-white-and-blue inspiration! Love it!
Tammy Gill says
Great cards, Libby! I love the red and blue watercolouring and what an awesome way to use the Happy Birthday framelit! Turned out perfectly!
Happy 4th of July!
Thank you, Tammy!
Great technique! Ive never tried that one before.As always lovely cards. And WOW! you were very busy preparing for your hops. Cant wait to checkout the other two!
Thanks! I hope you enjoyed the projects!
Crystal Komara says
What a fun effect for the 4th of July, Libby! I love this idea!!